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Gilette Cavalcade of Sports (May 15, 1953)




World's Heavyweight Championship: Rocky Marciano vs. Jersey Joe Walcott.

"Friday night fight" from Chicago Stadium.

Jersey Joe Walcott, who had lost the world's championship crown to Rocky Marciano in Sep. 1952, tries to regain the belt in the first fight of the evening.


Run time 25 minutes 48 seconds
Audio/Visual sound, color

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Reviewer: quigs - - March 11, 2010
Subject: The commercials were longer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
The good side of this is the showing of live tv of Rocky defending hid title. The bad side is
it just was one punch that really connected to Joe's jaw. Said it aian't so Joe.
Reviewer: elmagno - - March 11, 2010
Subject: The Gilette Theme Song Made Me Remember More than Proust.
Thanks so much for this. My father was a great fight fan, kept a scrapbook, etc. I remember when I was four or five we got our first TV, an Emerson in a pecan cabinet. But it was fight night when we got it home,and we watched the Gilette show in the living room with the Emerson still partly in the box. We didn't miss much back then. Life was grand. Thanks again.
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